Quarterly Insights: Australian Food Manufacturing & Distribution December 2018
PKF Melbourne Corporate Finance is pleased to present the Food Manufacturing & Distribution Insights for the December 2018 quarter, including a review of key mergers and acquisitions activity in the industry.
Our quarterly release serves as a preface to the insights and observations that we can provide to drive business value and achieve a successful transaction.
The Consumer Staples Index
The Consumer Staples Index is comprised of companies involved in the manufacturing and distribution of food and beverages. The Index provides a broad measure of the performance of the Australian food manufacturing and distribution industries.
The Consumer Staples Index experienced growth of é 1.04% over the 12 month period from January 2018 to December 2018 and a decline of ê 6.46% for the December 2018 quarter. The Consumer Staples Index outperformed the ASX for the December 2018 quarter.
Source: ASX, PKF analysis
Key Deal Activity in Q4 December 2018
PKF Melbourne Corporate Finance has observed the key food manufacturing and distribution transactions which closed during the March 2018 quarter and are listed below.
¹85% stake acquisition
²45% stake acquisition
Source: S&P Capital IQ, ASX announcements, Mergermarket, PKF analysis